Red

1981 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • RonniePiemonte wrote: 91 points

    March 24, 2020 - Delicate and light upon opening. Nose emerged with 30 minutes in glass. Mouth feel also put weight on in the glass.
    Initial palate was most noticeable at entry but evolved with air to lovely Bordeaux finish. Fresh and vibrant. Minerality out distances the fruit.

  • CWilliam wrote:

    December 6, 2015 - Received small sample to try as we were leaving Labe Mell's 89th birthday party. He had stored this in a passive cellar since sometime in the 1980s.

    Gorgeous nose - tobacco, earthy, dried cherry, dried cranberry. Similar palate. Medium body with medium+ acidity & very long finish - clearly on way downhill but this was a beautiful bottle to sample.

    93+

    thanks Labe!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1981
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Smith Haut Lafitte
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

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  • In Cellars 32 (97%)
  • Consumed 1 (3%)

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